trying to install linux on an old pc that was given to me.
18megs (yeah, 18) ram
3 gig HD
2 rt8139 nics
3com 56k modem
old S3 vid card
every time i've tried to boot i get a kernel panic. so far i've tried gentoo and linux-from-scratch. same error, though different memory addresses depending on settings. this is on the boot-cd, no installation.
Unable to handle kernel paging request at virtual address 4612c4d0
*pde = 00000000
EIP: 0010:[<c01261bb>] Not tainted
<0>Kernel panic: Attempted to kill init!
i've tried booting with noapm, noapci, noide, nousb, noanthalon, noraid, etc.
what can i do to install linux on this machine?